Arcade Fire Now

Arcade Fire's latest is lighter and more streamlined — the most danceable thing that they've done. They're making a whole career out of variations on "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."


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Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Biggest Surprise

In Part Two of my Spider-Man focus, I zoom in on Spider-Man: Homecoming. How does it measure up to other Spidey films?


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Why I keep getting stuck in Spider-Man’s web

Spider-Man has always been the most interesting and compelling superhero for me — the only one whose movies I always want to see. Why? I think I finally figured it out.


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Hawkins and Hawke paint a radiant romance

Resembling Jeff Nichols's Loving and Martin Provost's Séraphine, Maudie is a magnificent film about the triumph of love over hardship and poverty in the lives of outcasts.


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Surviving Dunkirk

Nolan's latest is high on noise, chaos, and anxiety, and low on poetry. But it provides a necessary corrective to the dangerous machismo of most war films.


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Hole-y ghost, wholly ambiguous?

David Lowery's second movie about a somewhat-invisible character is a lot more mysterious... perhaps to a fault.


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